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Facebook has created the ability for users to start anonymously connecting to the social network via the ‘dark web’ service Tor. Launched in 2002, Tor  is an open source project that allows people to access the internet without having to share their identifying information such as their physic ... 

Facebook Sets Up ‘Dark Web’ Service

British satellite broadcaster Sky (BskyB) has ploughed $7 million into Whistle Sports, a YouTube network focussing on sports videos for young people. This signals the third deal in a month made by the broadcaster, after putting $5 million into Sharethrough, an ad tech start-up, and backing the onli ... 

BskyB Invests $7 Million In YouTube Network Whistle Sports

eBay and PayPal Split


01-Oct-2014  10:01

Online trading site eBay is to split from the payments company PayPal, which will now form into its own, publicly traded company. The move is set to be completed in the second half of 2015, with both companies taking on new CEOs as part of the agreement – Devin Wenig, currently eBay Marketplaces Pr ... 

eBay and PayPal Split

The European Commission has told Google that it must make more concessions in the pursuit of resolving a four-year antitrust probe into its alleged abuse of the internet search market. Four areas of the search engine giant’s business operations have come under scrutiny after competitors, such as Mi ... 

Google Faces $6bn Fine If It Fails To Settle Search Row With Rivals

Competitive gaming is fast becoming the new spectator sport of the 21st century, with online audiences in their millions tuning in to watch professional gamers go head to head. The video game streaming site Twitch it has been announced, is to be purchased by Amazon for close to $1 billion. The deal ... 

Amazon Gazump Google for Video Game Streaming Site Twitch

VP and analyst at Gartner’s Intelligence and Information Management group Donald Feinberg has said that big data, or at least the term big data, is set to die within the next couple of years. Speaking at the Business Intelligence and Information Management summit being held in São Paulo, Feinberg ... 

Big Data Will Die Within Two Years

Bill Gates to Rescue Microsoft?


04-Feb-2014  12:01

Rumours have emerged this week that Bill Gates may be planning a return to Microsoft as the new CEO in order to take a more "hands-on role” at the company. Whilst it’s hardly the first rumour to come out of Redmond recently, it’s thought at the least that Gates will help the new CEO to "ease into” ... 

Bill Gates to Rescue Microsoft?

Today, manufacturers of the British-made Raspberry Pi computer announced that it has hit a million in sales for those units fully made in the UK. This is something of a breakthrough moment for British computing; at first the tiny computers were made in China, so it wasn't something we could comple ... 

Raspberry Pi Best-selling UK Computer Since the 80s

An update to Windows 8 will revive the familiar start button in a bid to overcome poor sales of the OS software, which usually accounts for around half of Microsoft’s profits. Windows 8 has been blamed for falling worldwide PC sales, with users describing it as confusing. The update, codenamed ‘B ... 

Microsoft to Revive Windows Start Button?

Microsoft Stock Downgraded


15-Apr-2013  13:01

Analysts have downgraded Microsoft stock from buy to neutral in the wake of reports from IDC and Gartner that contributed the sharp decline in PC sales to Windows 8. The decline was worse than forecast and the steepest decline since IDC began worldwide PC tracking in 1994. IDC put much of the blame ... 

Microsoft Stock Downgraded

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